Russia has managed to regain, at least in part, its role as a powerful interlocutor in the Middle East, which it lost after the fall of the Soviet Union.
The world is on edge as Donald Trump enters the White House.
An historian based in Poland sees many similarities between Trump and authoritarian nationalists like Poland's Jarosław Kaczyński. But the parallels only go so far.
Despite the cataclysmic risks of the Cold War, times have never been as dangerous as these since 1945. Freedom and the rule of law are both under threat.
Brazil's place within the BRICS bloc is becoming questionable. Since the new President Michel Temer took over, Brazil's foreign policy has shifted away from BRICS ideals to favour western interests.
From Iran and the relationship with Russia to global trade, many questions remain on how Donald Trump will shape his foreign policy.
The United States under the leadership of Donald Trump is expected to pursue isolationist policies which could hurt Africa.
Wars in Chechnya and Iraq affected the stories American and Russian leaders tell about their place in the world.
Journalism has always been key to the way the world understands Russia – and its leaders have long known that.
In the West, the public perception of Stalin and the Terror lingers from the period immediately after his death in 1953. It shouldn't.
A professor at Ohio State surveyed Turkish citizens about their views on democracy. What he learned helps explain the current crisis in the EU wannabe.
Make no mistake: the odds of a palace coup just narrowed slightly.
Real estate has become a 'soft' power tool in the world of international politics.
Revelations about offshore tax dealings have caused a global storm, but reactions in Russia have been distinctly Pana-meh.
News from Syria that the ancient town has been taken back from Islamic State is good news – but especially for Putin and Assad.
The Russian president is proving he has learned what America didn't: to quit while ahead.
Putin's personal involvement is speculative, but report findings will cast a long shadow over Anglo-Russian relations.
A public inquiry says the murder of the former Russian spy was probably approved by Vladimir Putin. So how will the UK react?
These two powers have lurched between friendship and war for centuries.
In the wake of Paris and the Russian jet incident, Europe is facing the mother of all challenges over security and refugees. Where does it go from here?